Date of Award

2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Honours (Politics and International Relations)

School

School of Communications and Arts

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

First Advisor

Dr Genevieve Hohnen

Abstract

This thesis is an investigation of insurgency and counterinsurgency, how actors from within and without a country combat instability and how the security apparatus, coupled with peace building measures, can attain a monopoly on violence. The thesis uses Afghanistan as a case study to carry out this investigation, covering the time period from 2002 – 2011. Ultimately the thesis provides an assessment of the nation building project in Afghanistan in light of the research into insurgency investigating why the efforts of the security actors have, ultimately, failed to attain a monopoly on violence.

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